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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. We hear that 1source is getting into too much. Advising everyone and their dog, writing apps, talking about brand equity, and even making animated movies. Are you guys crazy?
A. Erm, well, yes we are...but only on weekdays.

Q. OK, what about all this eyeball applauding stuff? Are you guys a bunch of blinking misanthropes or what?
A. Don’t get too snippy now (we see what you did there!). Here’s the official line: We are working on new versions of Athena and Modula; a pair of data visualisation tools that are so stylish and cutting edge in their design and execution that the casual observer (yeah that’s you!) is in danger of said spontaneous eye reaction. On the other hand, if you’re a seasoned veteran, you may merely be moved to tears of joy. Either way… eyeballs are going to be affected. Enough said.

Q. How can you tell that we’re not in a parallel universe where geeks are cool and boy bands are laughable?
A. Obviously, you’ve figured out our secret. We ARE in a parallel universe… and boy bands are laughable (cue faux maniacal laughter... muhahaha!) If you can’t tell then you obviously have bigger problems to worry about. If you can tell then you obviously have bigger problems to worry about. Either way we rule (in spite of our geekiness).

Q. Who are you guys?
A. 1source is Victor Okigbo, Bim Adegoke, Olumide Omolayo, Saheed Bolarinwa, Dipo Adegbite, Olakunle Makanjuola and many others who are too strange or just too shy to be mentioned.

Q. Where have we met you before?
A. You probably haven’t. We rarely let victor out in public these days. He was always turning up in the papers. Now we’ve got him in the labs working on “brand fingerprints” or whatever and the rest of us are too cool for us to have ever met. Our clubs are not like your clubs… heh heh heh.

Q. Ok, so you’re stuck on a desert island, what Non Tech things would you have to have with you to make the ordeal bearable?
A. Easy this one (in spite of the have to have): Victor – Star Trek (I to XI) AND TS Eliot (Collected Works Of). Olumide – The Bible and Concordance. Dipo – a lifetime supply of plantain chips, Bim – loads of sunscreen with aloe vera, Saheed – not looking up from MODULA, the collected works Niklaus Wirth. Olakunle as usual just looks cool.

Q. What are your favourite words?
A. Brilliant. Consider, immensity, innumerable, possibly a billion, cascade and of course wow. We could add cellar door, badassery and gauche but that might be redundant or even a little, well… gauche.

Q. Ok, so you’re stuck on a desert island…
A. Wait a minute… didn’t you just ask that?

Q. Not like this… so relax. Ok, so you’re stuck on a desert island with only a computer for company. What software must you absolutely have?
A. Ok. Didn’t see that one coming at all. Victor – Office. Olumide – a compiler so he can write his own. Dipo – Angry Birds. Ini – Adobe Premiere. Saheed has still not looked up from MODULA.

Q. Are you an IT consulting firm?
A. Can you handle the truth? We are. Wait! Still your plaintive cries of woe and hear us… unlike a lot of consulting firms, we really like solving problems. Not drawing them out forever! (Couldn’t resist the dig). We also happen to love the science AND the art of technology. Brain-meltingly difficult information management problems are what we specialise in. You will know when you find yourself in one because you’ll feel your brain melting obviously.

Q. How Do We Contact You?
A. Well, you can send us an email at dialogue@1sourceng.com or you could drop in for a visit if you can find out secret fortress. We will do our best to get back to you, but things get pretty hectic and we are regularly plagued by Reticulating Splines (If you have to ask, you’ll never know!). You'll increase your chances of a response from us if you show some love, keep your mail short and sweet and have a genuinely interesting project.

You haven’t asked but we recommend Ebi Atawodi at inden and Steve Jones for web design and InfoSoft Nigeria for application development and consulting services and you should you have a need to experience agony and ecstasy over 90 minutes we recommend Arsenal… Alternatively, if you want to make the effect last, you could choose to get married with The Wedding Company at your service.

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the team

  • Dipo Adegbite
    Head: Operations

    Likes: Artificial Intelligence.

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  • Adebimpe Adegoke
    Client Engagement & Support

    Likes: Angry Birds and Cooking.

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  • Victor Okigbo
    Director: Solutions Architecture

    Likes: TS Eliot & Star Trek.

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  • Seye Kuti
    Lead: Managed IT and Field Support

    Likes: Modula, eDisti & EJB.

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  • Olakunle Makanjuola
    Application Support Specialist

    Likes: Gadgets and Music.

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  • Tamara Amobi
    Business Support Coordinator

    Likes: Technology & 90’s music.

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Dipo Adegbite

Dipo's skills with complex systems are evident within a few minutes of meeting him. He has woven together a multitude of disciplines and bodies of knowledge combined with an easy communication style to ensure that his clients are put at ease.

Intensely focused and driven, he once worked on site until he had to be taken for his earlier scheduled surgery - in the recovery room he continued where he had stopped.

Qualifications

BSc. Computer Engineering
Microsoft Certified Partner
Cisco Technology Partner

Best graduating student in his year and the winner of the Cisco scholarship award.



Email: dipo@1sourceng.com

Dipo Adegbite
Head: Operations

Likes: Artificial Intelligence.

Adebimpe Adegoke

Joined the company from inception as a founding member of staff. She is responsible for the upkeep and wellbeing of a diverse team of programmers, DBA's and technology consultants.

Adebimpe's helpful disposition has endeared her to her customers and to the team she considers her family.

Qualifications

BA, History
Project Management Certification
HR Certification

Consistently, the most admired staff of 1source for the past four years.



Email: adebimpe@1sourceng.com

Adebimpe Adegoke
HR and Admin

Likes: Angry Birds and Cooking.

Victor Okigbo

An oddball polymath with a background in pure mathematics and an acclaimed body of work as a published poet, Okigbo has over 25 years of experience in information technology. In 2008 Okigbo left Microsoft to focus 1source. He has been "Writing poetry on sunday and code on Monday" ever since.

As an early pioneer in application development, market research and analytics, Victor's unique talent for fusing ideas from multiple disciplines drives the thinking behind many of 1source's solutions.

Qualifications

BSc. Mathematics
Microsoft Certification
PRINCE 2 Practitioner Certified

Victor pioneered electronic payment systems in Nigeria and has written extensively about information theory. His diverse interests range from theoretical physics to Mythology & Semiotics



Email: victor@1sourceng.com

Victor Okigbo
CEO

Likes: Star Trek and TS Eliot.

Seye Kuti

Seye, joined the company from recently from the public sector. He is responsible for deployment, training, documentation and first line support for our application suite and other 3rd party applications.

Seye's calm professional, some might say, professorial manner makes it easy for customers in need to relate to him.

Qualifications

BSc. Computing Science
Project Management Certification
HR Certification

Charming and always smiling, Seye makes everyone's day a little easier.



Email: seye@1sourceng.com

Seye Kuti
Managed IT and Field Support

Philosophy and poetry.

Olakunle Makanjuola

Nkem is a skilled marketing and corporate communications professional with varied industry experience in the finance and energy sectors. Nkem's flair for developing strategic alliances has helped her win over owners of small businesses who she has helped achieve their business growth objectives.

Nkem contributes to the pre-sales and analysis stages of most projects, helping clients select from the many options available to them and articulate their business requirements.

Qualifications

MSc. International & Comparative Legal Studies
BSc. Economics
HR Certification

Modest possessor of a Mensa-level IQ.



Email: olakunle@1sourceng.com

Olakunle Makanjuola
Application Support Specialist

Likes: Gadgets and Music


Tamara Amobi

Tamara is responsible for the oversight of all operations that involve the development and support of corporate communications and information systems within 1Source.

She assists in creating and maintaining a high standard of business, corporate, brand and product/service communication for 1Source.

Qualifications

BSc in Business Information Technology
from The University of Kent

A burst of personality.



Email: tamara@1sourceng.com

Tamara Amobi
Business Support Coordinator

Likes: Technology & 90’s music.


Services Portfolio

Fully Managed IT

1Source Managed IT is the most cost-effective way to hire a team of highly qualified individuals for your IT infrastructure, data management and user support without having to commit to the significant costs of maintaining a year-round in-house team.
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Our team includes programmers, web designers, system administrators, database administrators and application developers so you can focus on what you do best, and leave the IT work to us.

Managed Services

As your managed services provider, we manage and assume responsibility for providing proactive management of IT services in line with your strategic business objectives. For a flat and predictable monthly fee we cover all your infrastructure and user support needs including:

  • Manage and monitor desktops, servers and networks
  • Install, manage and update virus, spam and spy-ware/malware software (security)
  • Install and manage software updates and patches
  • Back up servers and workstations
  • Install and manage firewalls
  • Email Archiving
  • Provide anywhere access to your email
  • On-site & Remote Help-desk Support
  • License & IT Asset Management
  • Procurement Services

We manage multiple technology vendors (ISP's, Hardware Suppliers, Applications vendors (such as HR, Accounting and procurement) and measure their effectiveness in delivering according to your standards and requirements.

Recruiting

We provide structured IT recruitment services, specializing in recruiting IT staff on both permanent and contract bases. Our recruitment capability includes:

  • Developers
  • IT support staff
  • Project Managers
  • Database analysts
  • Network Support Engineers
  • Database administrators
  • Enterprise Architects
  • Senior management positions

Software Development

Our experienced system analysts and programmers work on your project from its conceptualization through and beyond its completion and implementation. We actively manage project engagements, ensuring that your projects are delivered to time and on budget. Our hand over process ensures that your technical personnel and other employees are trained and provided with industry standard documentation with support from our Helpdesk.
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Website Development

Imagine having a website that works for you, 24 hours a day, driving prospects to your business and helping to turn them into sales.

We design and re-design websites, perform website maintenance tasks, website speed ups and content protection for our clients.

Technology Strategy

Our Senior Management team is available to sit-in on your management meetings and provide strategic insights or act as sounding boards for your business technology plans. We will assist with budgeting, planning and benchmarking your infrastructure requirements against similar companies in your industry.

Business & IT Training

As technology continues to change the way competition is organized and business is done across the globe, keeping your people and processes in tune will often times represent a strategic challenge for management. 1Source training programs takes one more burden off your plate as we stay on the edge of developments in technology that will affect your future and ensure that your people speak the language of tomorrows technology fluently.

Project Management

From planning, scheduling and controlling IS/IT projects to managing critical interfaces with users and vendors while balancing development needs with system maintenance, you will find your information technology project management needs are met by the 1Source team.

Continuity Planning

Businesses are vulnerable to unplanned events: perhaps a storm, fire or power surge, perhaps a hard drive failure that destroys someone's irreplaceable data.

Continuity planning requires that we understand and anticipate the events that could threaten your business objectives, and plan ahead so that your business can remain viable in the face of unplanned or unexpected events.

Data Security

Your business information is the heart of your business. Guarding or protecting your business information and intellectual property is often times crucial to the survival of your business or your ability to remain competitive. Data and information security is about enabling collaboration while managing risk with an approach that balances availability against confidentiality.

Our data security solutions will provide you with comprehensive capabilities to manage data access to help assure information security across the enterprise.

Our services include data discovery and classification, data encryption and key management, access protection policy, mail security and data loss prevention and secure storage and archiving for data retention

Disaster Recovery

We help you define and implement policies, processes and procedures to ensure that company data remains highly available and business continuity is not threatened. We provide off-site/cloud backups for critical data and carry out periodic recovery simulations, leaving nothing to chance. We provide free disaster readiness assessments. Call us for a free assessment now.

Business Intelligence

Gaining access to the right information at the right time can often mean the difference between success and failure.

Whether probing a competitor’s activities, assessing the attitudes of your market segment, or evaluating the quality of your consumer of business relationships, 1Source BI provides reliable, actionable intelligence.

We are leaders at developing Business Intelligence tools for gathering, analysing and visualizing data across your organization and provide management with the tools to make intelligent decisions.

Applications

The custom applications and web-based solutions that we create for our clients scale from hand-held devices to powerful datacenters. Our standard MODULA and EDISTRIBUTOR application suites are industry leaders providing Fast Moving Consumer Goods companies with tools for capturing, validating, analyzing and presenting sales and trade marketing data to executives when they need it.

Our experienced system analysts and programmers work on your project from its conceptualization through and beyond its completion and implementation. We actively manage project engagements, ensuring that your projects are delivered to time and on budget. Our hand over process ensures that your technical personnel and other employees are trained and provided with industry standard documentation with support from our Helpdesk.

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Consulting

We work with clients from strategy development to RFP, vendor selection, bid-evaluation and final deployment. We benchmark the quality of clients IT environment and implement clear mediation to close the gaps. Our team of consultants bring expertise and experience to your projects and are available to work with you and manage your IT project anywhere in Africa.

We serve on various think tanks for Government and private sector clients helping to shape the future of technology in Nigeria and across Africa.

Our Senior Management team is available to sit in your management meetings and provide strategic insights or act as sounding boards for your business technology plans. We will assist with budgeting, planning and benchmarking your infrastructure requirements against similar companies in your industry.

Managed IT

We are the most cost-effective way to retain talented IT experts without the commitment of an in-house team. We manage mundane and mission critical systems day-to-day 24/7 for clients so that they can focus on what they do best. Our team of certified geeks include Mobile and Desktop application developers, DBA’s & Analysts, business process modelling experts, Infrastructure and Integration experts and trainers.

We provide clients with highly trained and experienced support personnel needed to assist in the management, maintenance, support and advancement of your IT assets, allowing you to focus on the important day-to-day business issues. In partnering with us your business will benefit from the expertise of technology experts certified by the leading manufacturers of hardware and software at your disposal. We are the ideal solution for firms with sizing from ten to five hundred employees and provides all aspects of maintenance and support for your technology environment.

Our entire team is available to you for a predictable monthly or quarterly fee giving you a world class IT team while saving you the cost of building and sustaining your own team. ..Read More>>

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Applications

The custom applications and web-based solutions that we create for our clients scale from handheld devices to powerful datacenters. Our standard MODULA and EDISTRIBUTOR application suites are industry leaders ..More>>

Consulting

We work with clients from strategy development to RFP, vendor selection, bid-evaluation and final deployment. We benchmark the quality of clients IT environment and implement clear mediation to close the gaps ..More>>

Managed IT

We are the most cost-effective way to retain talented IT experts without the commitment of an in-house team. We manage mundane and mission critical systems day-to-day 24/7 for clients so that they can focus on what they do best. ..More>>

case studies

The Challenge

Cadbury wanted to ensure through-the-line visibility all sales related activity. The proliferation of disparate sales data from 47 independent distributors across 7 geographic regions in 10,000 daily transactions needed to be brought under the control of Marketing and Finance decision makers.

The Solution

1source worked with Cadbury to analyse, review and modify their existing SAFIR sales analysis forecasting and reporting framework. A custom build of e-distributor was deployed in 47+ offices nationwide enabling the collated, correlation and cleansing of conformed data and the adoption of Business Intelligence tool-kits.

Technologies Used

.NET, ASP.NET, Silverlight
SQL Server Analysis Services}

The Challenge

How to ensure availability of exchange server and mission-critical legacy group-ware tools to a global workforce headquartered in Ibadan Nigeria. It was crucial that managers travelling to and from Europe had have access to local resources (email, workflow applications and shared files) as if they were still in the Ibadan office.

The Solution

1source carried out a best-practice "by-the-book" implementation of Exchange Server that was particularly sensitive to the limitations and peculiarities the local environment. On premises servers were set up to be more resilient and fault-tolerant than usual with respect to poor network quality and power outages. The result was a best-of-breed solution that simply works.

Technologies Used

Exchange Server
Active Directory RPC over HTTP Remote Workplace

The Challenge

The team had tremendous fun with this project. This market leader needed to share the construction of, what was at the time, Africa's tallest Christmas tree with the world. The challenge was that the tree was in the middle of a field (at the national theatre) far power sources, internet connectivity or broadcast facilities of any kind

The Solution

1source set up a Mobile datacentre complete with access control, servers, generators, inverter and back-up batteries and a suite of internet connected webcams. Africa's Tallest Christmas Tree was streamed live to a global audience via web-cam feed continuously for the entire month of december and into the new year. Viewer's decribed it as "like being there".

Technologies Used

Windows Server
IP cameras HTML5, AJAX, JQuery

The Challenge

This industry leader wanted to combine one million records a day from field sales, retail audit research, general consumer survey data and trade rep reports into one single data warehouse. Additionally, they intended to deliver meaningful insight to decision makers in the simplest form possible. On a lean budget. On a tight schedule.

The Solution

1source architected a robust information design (from data model to dimensional analysis) as well as a disciplined approach to building a data warehouse and support applications. The result was a truly beautiful data visualisation tool-set that simplified sales forecasting and reduced the time taken to complete the annual company plan from 2 months to 2 weeks.

Technologies Used

Oracle Database
SAP Native Database Dynamics NAV Business Objects Open web standards: HTML5, AJAX, FTP

testimonials

  • ‘They understand the needs of the modern enterprise. Their knowledge and professionalism in handling our Exchange Server setup is the equal of any company in Europe.’

    - Per Nohr Kristensen
    Executive Director, FAN Milk
  • ‘The team is beyond competent and professional. They have a genuine desire to help and deep understanding of the way that consumer goods marketing works. We felt their impact in a positive ROI.’

    - Adeola Tejumola
    Group Managing Director, TNSRMS Africa
  • ‘I noticed their work because they served on a sub-committee of a think tank that I had set up. They produced results and then backed up their results with research, data & charts. Saved us months of work.’

    - Ifediora Amobi
    Special Advisor, Office of The Vice President
  • ‘It is easy to appreciate the approach they take to problem solving. It resembles our own. Simple, direct and I daresay, more Intelligent than most. I recommend them and would work with them again.’

    - Ebi Atawodi
    Creative Director, Inden

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our tools

  • Athena
    Sales Forecasting and planning

    Create and save scenarios.

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  • Modula
    Trade Marketing Execution

    Simple data entry, remote connections

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  • E-Distributor
    Track sales, stock and merchandise

    Distributed Web Application.

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  • Serenity
    Dashboarding and decision support

    Connect to any back-end. Intuitive visuals

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  • Memovault
    Secure Document Management

    With rights management

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    Integration between components

    Solution Architecture and system integration.

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Athena

Full service sales forecasting tool. Suitable for use in the SOP process. Features include saved scenarios, brand fingerprints and more.

Forecasts can be adjusted based on seasonality, current run-rate or planned promotional activity.

Features

Save forecasting scenarios
Output as PDF, Excel, Word or Powerpoint
Simple user interface

Sensitive to seasonal variations. Also estimates competition volumes and computes market share.



Email: athena@1sourceng.com

Athena
Sales forecasting and company planning

Client server.

Modula

Modula runs on multiple hand-held platforms, laptops, tablets and cellphones to speed the process of capturing key trade marketing KPI's such as price adherence, distribution and facings.

The KPI's are quickly transmitted to the central server and the data is injected into data warehouse/decision support systems such as Serenity.

Modula Features

Rapid data entry
Off-line mode - for when connection are not available
Quick sync back to base

Modula also includes route planning and admin support for territory management at outlet-level on any given route.



Email: modula@1sourceng.com

Modula
Trade Marketing Execution

Likes: Angry Birds and Cooking.

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E-Distributor

For Consumer goods companies with a nationwide footprint, the challenge of collecting internally consistent sales records from mulltiple distribution partner companies is solved by EDistributor .

EDistributor collates data in a single consistent electronic sales record format with strong data-validation rules and stores them on our hosted server ready to be read into your reporting system

Edistributor Features

Data validation and consistency
Hosted staging area for data
Automatic end-of-day reconciliation

Currently working with distributors in 30 out of 36 states in Nigeria



Email: edistributor@1sourceng.com

Edistributor
Sales, stock and merchandise

Nationwide coverage.

Serenity

Serenity connects to most back end databases and the most popular ERP systems to pull in data. Additional market research data is combined with sales and staff records seamlessly to create powerful dashboards.

The business value of the simple consistent insights generated by serenity's target tracking goes directly to the bottom-line.

Serenity Features

Simple dashboards - from traffic lights to simple charts
Drill-down and quickly swap scenarios
Incoming issue indicator

Creating the underlying data relationships and building the data marts that make the dashboards shine is one of our specialisations.



Email: serenity@1sourceng.com

Serenity
Dashboards and decision support

With asset tracking and reporting.

memovault

MemoVault is a simple white-box electronic document management system that is built around your existing workflow. Generate and collate meeting notices, agendas, minutes and supporting documents in one place.

Collaborate effectively the meeting process takes the work of contributors from desk to desk, office to office or city to city seamlessly.

Features

Powerful workflow engine
Local branding and product identity
Secure, encrypted edocuments

Optional features include: two factor authentication, log monitoring and rights management.



Email:memovault@1sourceng.com

MemoVault
Secure electronic document management

With rights management and logging.


New Developments

We are always working on applications. The focus at for 2013 is to port or extend our existing suite to work on the new handheld platforms (mobile and tablet).

We are also building a geo-tagging system for tracking marketplace merchandise and sales outlets and a customer loyalty app. call us to find out more.

What are we working on?

Building hand-held extensions
Geo-tagging FMCG sales merchandise
Customer engagement platform

We anticipate a summer 2013 release for these additional applications.



Email:info@1sourceng.com

New Developments
Applications for the workplace

Constantly building new solutions.

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